The sister city relationship was established to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between New Zealand and Chinese peoples. It consolidates and builds on the friendly and economic cooperation between the two cities, established in a 2014 Memorandum of Understanding.

Hamilton’s relationship with Chengdu started in the mid-1990s, based on mutual interests in agri-business and education, and has since evolved to include a wider range of mutually-beneficial interests in trade, education and culture. 

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Last updated 12 April 2024